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Ford Updates F-150 Styling for 2018

Ford is updating the styling on its F-150 for the 2018 model year to give its half-ton pickup a more "confident and capable" look, Ford has announced. Ford previously announced details about the new engine lineup for the 2018 F-150.

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Chicago Adds Eight Graffiti Removal Trucks

The City of Chicago has added eight new chemical trucks to its graffiti removal fleet. The new trucks are environmentally safe and use citric acid to remove markings.

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Calif. City Debuts Near-Zero Emission Refuse Truck

The City of Long Beach, Calif., unveiled a new municipal refuse truck at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, the first in the country to employ Cummins’ near-zero emissions natural gas engine.

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N.C. City to Decide on Ending Maintenance Contract

The City of Fayetteville, N.C., has one year to decide if it will terminate its fleet maintenance contract with a utility, which has been performing the city’s maintenance work for at least 12 years.

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Detroit Relaunches Street Sweeping Program

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) has relaunched its residential street sweeping program after seven years. The city has purchased four street sweepers and plans to rent eight more.

Vidmar and Lista Now Available Through All Major Procurement Contracts

Vidmar and Lista products may be procured directly through GSA Schedule 71 (# GS-03F-062GA) or through its strategic distribution partner’s schedules 5IV, 65IIA, or 23V, USPS.

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Tampa Explains Underutilized Vehicles Found in Audit

The City of Tampa, Fla., responded to a local news station’s question about why 27% of its 2,500 vehicles are underutilized. City staffers said only a small portion of these were legitimately underutilized.

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San Francisco to Replace Passenger Fleet with ZEVs

The City and County of San Francisco has passed an ordinance that mandates the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles for the fleet. The ordinance affects 400 passenger cars.

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unveil 205 EVs

One hundred and four battery-electric vehicles will go to Navy installations, and 101 will go to Marine Corps installations.

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Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

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Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

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Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

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Ram ProMaster Recalled for Faulty Air Bag Labeling

The recall, expected to begin June 9, covers nearly 114,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Safety Tip: Understanding Flood Dangers

Fleet drivers in all states need to be informed about the dangers of flash floods. Here are tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Calif. City Considers Raising Fees to Pay for Ambulance

The City of Vista, Calif., is considering increasing ambulance fees by $650 per ride — to $1,850 — in order to add a fourth ambulance to its fleet.

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San Francisco PD Struggles with Aging Fleet

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for 154 new patrol vehicles this budget cycle to replace its aging fleet.

Calif. Nearly Halfway to 2025 Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

The approximately 68,000 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) sold in California in 2016 represented almost half of the sales level mandated by the state's ZEV mandate for 2025.

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FCA Sets 2018-MY Regional Fleet Previews

Fiat-Chrysler has scheduled 24 regional fleet previews from May 9 to June 29 to showcase its 2018 model year lineup to fleet professionals, the company announced.

Wash. City Hiring Vehicle Maintenance Manager

The City of Everett is seeking applicants for the appointive position of vehicle maintenance manager. The application deadline is May 19.

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Government Fleet Wins Publishing Award

Government Fleet staff attended the Western Publishing Association's 66th Annual Maggie Awards in Los Angeles and took home the award for Best Non-Paid Trade Publication.

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YourMechanic Offers Mobile Mechanic Solution for Fleets

YourMechanic, a mobile car repair network, announced a new fleet product that connects mobile mechanics to fleet facilities. Contracted mechanics can fill in during times of work backlogs and during technician shortages.

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Chevrolet Caprice PPVs Recalled Again for Steering

The recall covers 545 police pursuit vehicles in the 2014-2016 model years.

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